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June 5, 1928. 1,672,333
A. H. MILLER LICENSE PLATE HOLDER Filed May 12, 1927 Will /11m Inventor B, @Mm
Patented June 51928.
UNITED STATES PATENT. OFFICE.
ALBERT HENRY MILLER, 01 PIERCE, NEBRASKA, ASSIGNOB 1'0 ROY PETERS Alli) KENNETH In. GLAZE, BOTH O! PIERCE, NEBRASKA.
. LICENSE-PLATE HOLDER.
Application filed m 12, 1921. Serial No. 100,009.
Myinvention relates to attachi devices for license plates of automobiles an has for an object to provide a. device of this character by means of which the license plate mag be securely attached to the automobile wit out the aid of tools of any character.
A further object is to provldea fastening device for securing license plates to automobiles'which is sim le in construction, easily operated toattac or detach the hcense plate, secure against accidental release of the fastener, neat and attractive in appearance and relatively inexpensive to manufacture. Other objects'and advantagesreside 1n the special construction, combinatlon and arrangement of the various elements as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying a part hereof, whereln drawing forming like numerals re or to like parts throughout and in which,
Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of a license plate showing my fastener in attached position thereon.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the license plate holder,
Figure 3 is a side view thereof,
Figure 4 is a longitudinal sectional view T-s aped head being integrally formed with the shank 6. p
Upon the shank 6 is slidably arranged a collar 8 having win 5 9 extending therefrom ends of the wings in extended relation as shown in Figure 2.
Mounted upon the shank 6 between the base 5 and the collar 8 I interpose a coil spring 10, the sprin serving to force the collar a must the T- ead 7 when the same is seate within the mass between the wings 9 or to force the ends of the wings 9 against the cross members-ofthe head 7 when in eXtended position. A cotter pin 11 may be inserted in an ogning 12 arranged in the shank to secure e parts against accidental displacement after the same has been arranged in attaching position.
-In the operation of the device when. it is desired to attach or detach a license plate indlcatedfat 13 upon an automobile, the cotter in 11 is removed and the collar 8 1s slid ongitudinally along the shank in a direction toward'the base 5 and turned so that the ends of the wings 9 will abut against the cross members of the T-head 7, the parts thus being in extended position as shown in Figure 2of the drawings. The head 7 may then be inserted in the slot 14 of the license plate with the shoulder 15 of the collar 8 abutting one-face .thereof. The T-head 7 will then appear against the oppositeface, of the plate and by turnin the same crosswise of the wing 9 the tension of the 'springwill operate to retain the same within the recessformed by such wings. The cotter pin 11. is then inserted and the fastener 1s then secure against removal.
It is obvious the device is susceptible to various changes and modifications without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the appended claim and I accordingly claim all such forms of the invention to which I am entitled.
In a license plate fastener, a shank havin heads formed at each endthereof, one 0 said heads being of-substantially T-shaped formation, a collar slidably arranged on said shank, a pair of wings formed on said collar adapted to have said T-head inserted therebetween, shoulders formed on said collar at the base of said wings, said T-shaped head and'said wings being adapted for insertion through a license" plate attaching o ening with the shoulders of the collar a utting one side of the plate and the wings protruding through the opposite side thereof, said shank having a coil spring mounted thereon whereby to force said collar in engagement with said license plate at one 5 side thereof and urging the T-shaped head between said wings at the opposite side thereof, said wings serving to prevent rotution of the head when engaged therewith, and
means removably carried transversely of the shank and adjustably disposed with respect 10 to the convolutions of the s ring whereby to Iregulate the tension thereo n testimony whereof I aflix m si ature May 7, 1927. y gn ALBERT HENRY MILLER.